Speaking of MSI’s gaming laptops, everyone will mention the familiar Stealth or Raider series, but what about the Pulse series? I recently received the MSI Pulse GL66, a brand new laptop, which is quite different from other MSI series just in appearance. So what is so special about this series of gaming laptops? Next, share your experience with you!
First of all, the appearance of MSI Pulse GL66 gives people a new look. Compared with the more straight design in the past, this time it adopts a gray metal shell with a sci-fi feeling, and is equipped with a body line similar to metal armor. The touch is quite good. It is also not easy to get fingerprints, and it can be said that it is easier to attract everyone’s attention in appearance.
According to the official introduction, the Pulse series of laptops are designed by Belgian 3D artist Maarten Verhoeve. The design is full of futuristic technology, which is a combination of his imagination of future warriors and product design.
After turning on the laptop, you can see a 15.6-inch FHD IPS screen. MSI has adopted a slightly recessed design in the keyboard area, with some metal stripes on both sides of the keyboard, coupled with the customizable Mystic Light backlight. Color, users can create their own e-sports style. Numeric keys are also provided on the keyboard, which is believed to be very convenient for those users who need to deal with digital affairs and input a large number of numbers.
In terms of fuselage, the MSI Pulse GL66 weighs 2.25kg and has a thickness of 23.9mm. This configuration is similar to general gaming laptops and is believed to be within the acceptable range of gamers. However, after adding a charger, it will be heavier, and it may not be so convenient to carry, especially for office laptops that are used to thin and light designs, users may take time to adapt.
As for the ports, the MSI Pulse GL66 is equipped with a total of 1 Type-C USB3.2 Gen1, 2 Type-A USB3.2 Gen1, 1 Type-A USB2.0, 1 RJ45, 1 HDMI (supports 4K @ 60Hz) and a headphone jack, which is quite complete by the standards of a gaming laptop.
Back to the very important display screen for gamers, the MSI Pulse GL66 is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS screen, supports 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut and a 240Hz refresh rate, which is not only very bright and smooth, but can be enjoyed when playing games The ultimate visual effect. In addition, the screen is also equipped with a narrow bezel design, which not only brings a sense of immersion to watching movies, but also provides a panoramic view of all the details.
Although the keyboard of MSI Pulse GL66 is equipped with number keys, it is a compact design. Compared with other letters, the number keys are much smaller. It does take time to get used to it. If the borders on the left and right sides are smaller If so, I believe it can free up more space for the buttons. However, the feedback on the keyboard is very comfortable, which is obviously different from that of ordinary laptops. In addition, it is very quiet to tap, and users do not have to worry about making noises around.
In addition to the recessed design of the keyboard, irregular lines are also used around it, like a mecha design that extends the appearance.In addition, the area of the touchpad is quite large, the control is quite agile, and there is not much lag.
In terms of core configuration, the MSI Pulse GL66 I got is equipped with the latest 12th generation Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, and is equipped with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. The editor said that it can easily cope with daily needs.
In terms of heat dissipation, MSI Pulse GL66 is equipped with its own latest dual cooling module cooling design COOLER BOOST 5. The combination of dual fans and 6 sets of cooling ducts can effectively remove waste heat in real time, and also allow the i9 processor and graphics card to play at the same time. best performance. Whether it is running a benchmark test or running a game, you can clearly feel the heat released from the back of the laptop. Fortunately, the keyboard area where the wrist is placed is not affected, and there will be no problem of hot hands.
The evaluation of laptops is indispensable for the benchmarking test. The editor uses PCMark 10 and 3DMark for actual measurement.
The first is PCMark 10. MSI Pulse GL66 scored a good score of 6937. It has a very good performance in all aspects of office work or creation. After all, this laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i9-12900H processor, coupled with 16GB RAM + 1TB The storage configuration of the SSD.
As for 3DMark, thanks to the performance of the RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, the running score is 8175, and it can play a variety of high-brush, high-quality FPS games.
Of course, the MSI Pulse GL66 is indispensable for the MSI Center control software, which allows users to read the notebook configuration, quickly set the power efficiency of the notebook, and clear the RAM space to improve the smoothness.
Playtest: Elden Ring
As for games, although the 240Hz refresh rate is useless on Elden Ring, there is no problem with the effect of full picture quality, and everything remains smooth without frame drops. This is also because the RTX 3060 is invincible in the field of 1080p image quality, even if it runs on a laptop.
The big problem of the editor is that because this laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i9 12th generation processor, such powerful performance is limited by the RTX 3060, although it is reasonable to say that it is reasonable to edit videos. However, as a gaming laptop, such a configuration makes people feel a little unbalanced, and it is a bit impractical even for live broadcasts. If it is to save costs, it is more reasonable to use Intel Core i7.
The MSI Pulse GL66 out of the box this time has updated the 12th generation Intel Core processor and RTX 30 series graphics card. The performance has been significantly improved in various tests. Compared with other RTX 30 series laptops, it is quite cost-effective. Gaming laptop.
If you are not pursuing the most extreme gaming experience, basically the effect and picture quality are fully open, and everything remains smooth without frame drops. I believe that at this point, you can satisfy a player. As for battery life, it has always been a flaw in gaming laptops. The performance of the general mode is not much different from other gaming laptops. As for the fan, the temperature of this notebook is higher when playing games. Players can raise the bottom of the notebook when using it, but do not block the air inlet/outlet.
Overall, the MSI Pulse GL66 is a cost-effective gaming laptop. It can handle most of the current game configurations, and can also be used for paperwork or photo editing. It can also be used for video editing or graphic design work. Can. The MSI Pulse GL66 priced at RM7599 is still one of the gaming laptops worth considering, especially for users who have a soft spot for this cool mecha design.
MSI Pulse GL66 Specifications
- Intel Core i9-12900H processor
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
- 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM，1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
- 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) 240Hz IPS Level 100% sRGB Display
- Windows 11 Home
- HD type ([email protected]) Webcam | 2x 2W Speaker
- Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth v5.2
- 1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen1，2x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen11x Type-A USB2.0，1x RJ45 LAN Ethernet port，1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI , 1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
- 3-Cell 53.5 Battery (Whr)
- 359 x 259 x 23.9 mm, 2.25kg
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